To be fair, that's why I did an, admittedly back of a napkin, Net Present Value (NPV) calculation. I used the Commission's 4% discount rate. This gives you any future payment/cost value at today's value. Although some dispute using the 4% rate as you can't do an NPV calculation over a virtually infinite number of years.rev wrote:...the cost of things will increase...
You can't really demonise everything under the banner of globalisation. Sure it's convenient for shallow thinkers, but globalisation has brought both good and bad things. And it's not a recent phenomenon. The process started around the 1700s when the big colonial powers started invading the rest of the World (England, Spain, Portugal, Whatever Germany was called back then, The Dutch, The French... who am I forgetting?).rev wrote:Ah, globalization..from destroying our industries, to turning our outback into a nuclear waste dump.
I think you need to be a bit more specific about where you are laying blame for the things you are decrying, rather than try to stick it all under one ultimately unhelpful banner.
So what happens if ZWILAG goes out of business, or the government stops paying them? (Okay maybe Switzerland is a bad example here, all that NAZI gold lol) Do note however that the Swiss facilities are temporary measures until they work out how to safely store the waste geologically. Dry storage requires continual observation and maintenance.GoodSmackUp wrote:Radiation hell for hundreds of thousands of years? I'd like to see some sources for that claim...
Meanwhile here's a Swiss nuclear dump, looks borderline apocalyptic if you ask me
Dry storage facilities in the US keep having unexplained leaks. The storage situation in the US is in a bad situation. On site storage (uncapped rod pools) at maximum capacity - with caesium fire risk highlighted in several reports there. Dry storage is often kept open air near salty environments which means the 100 year containers are set to fail within 30 years. The long term storage facility in Yucca Mountain was cancelled and people are saying it will be decades before a solution is built.
The point being the only long term solutions are the ones being excavated in (I want to say...) Finland and Sweden (don't quote me on that lol) all current solutions are short term and the technology used is unsafe and labour intensive. Read that as "costs money for a long time." This is not something commercial interests wants to take on due to the near infinite-term costs. This is not something a commercial operator should be allowed to take on because they invariably turn to cost cutting. The only commercial interest in any of this is the quick buck of building and running away with the initial profits kind.